Woody Paige

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Denver Post to lay off two-thirds of its copy editors?

    Within the past several months, the Denver Post has made buyout deals with nineteen staffers, including Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe, and laid off popular columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker, among others. But the cuts aren't over. In an internal memo on view below, editor Greg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Denver Post: More shrinkage to staff, pages

    We've recently shared news about Denver Post layoffs of Mike Littwin and Penny Parker and reported pay cuts for Woody Paige and Vincent Carroll, another pair of high-profile staffers. But that's not all, folks. Editor Greg Moore confirms another pair of layoffs amid word that many previously mention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Woody Paige, Vincent Carroll get pay cuts at the Denver Post?

    Today, the Denver Post's Woody Paige lauds Baylor for winning the NCAA women's basketball championship. But did he receive less compensation for his prose than usual? Multiple sources tell us Paige received a pay cut around the time columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker were laid off -- and so di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Woody Paige repeats denial that he plagiarized Dan Le Batard, rejects claim by Norm Clarke

    Woody Paige.​Update below: Last week, Denver Post columnist Woody Paige admitted using quotes without attribution from a piece by SportsBusiness Journal's John Ourand. In the same item, he also denied an old claim by sportswriter Dan Le Batard that he'd plagiarized him back in the '90s. Now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Reader: Woody Paige should get more than a wrist slap from Denver Post for lifting quotes

    Woody Paige.​Yesterday's post about Denver Post columnist Woody Paige's apology for reprinting quotes from a SportsBusiness Journal piece without attribution drew an angry response from one reader. His view? An I'm-sorry and a published correction aren't nearly enough given the size and scope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Woody Paige apologizes for lifting quotes from John Ourand for ESPN column in Denver Post

    Woody Paige.​Woody Paige wrote about one of his employers using a forum provided by the other one in "ESPN Empire One Great Story," published in Sunday's Denver Post. Problem is, three quotes in the piece appeared word for word in a SportsBusiness Journal article from April written by John Ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Jimmer Fredette and Tim Tebow in Denver together? God only knows...

    Facebook Jimmer.​At 5:15 p.m. today, Jimmer Fredette will join his BYU teammates at the Pepsi Center to take on Wofford in the first round of the NCAA basketball championships -- and according to the Denver Post's Woody Paige, Tim Tebow may turn up to watch a baller with a reputation every bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Woody Paige named 35th biggest creep in sports by Bleacher Report

    Big pic below.​Bleacher Report recently assembled its list of the 50 biggest creeps in sports, featuring the likes of Brett Favre and Ben Roethlisberger prior to the top dog, former Baylor coach Dave Bliss. And repping Colorado? Not just ex-Bronco Travis Henry and Kobe Bryant, for that little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Sources: Pat Bowlen no longer Broncos' major decision maker amid "memory loss" questions

    Pat Bowlen.​For months commentators have been engaged in a coded whisper campaign about Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen's health and diminished role in the organization. As the 2-6 team staggers into a bye week amid raging concerns about its leadership, talk about Bowlen's admitted "short-term ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Woody Paige's suicide-plan column best piece to date about Bronco Kenny McKinley's death

    Woody Paige.​We've often made sport of Denver Post and ESPN vet Woody Paige. But when he's not cobbling together forced riffs and calling them columns, he can be a moving writer. Think of his 2006 piece about his sister's losing battle with cancer -- and today's effort about late Bronco receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Woody Paige: Is he kissing that woman or trying to swallow her?

    Imagine a giant sucking sound.​A brave photog sent Deadspin a photo of our own Woody Paige publicly macking on a young woman at Big Game Restaurant and Lounge. The post makes us feel a little bad for the Woodman -- but that's trumped by our eagerness to laugh, point and share both the full-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Woody Paige vs. Bronco Talk

    Photo by Brett AmoleWoody Paige has opinions -- and he isn't afraid to use them.​These are some Denver-centric blogs we enjoyed reading today. Bronco Talk's Kyle Montgomery notes that the Post's Woody Paige dismissed him as "some kid in Arizona who is a Broncos fan and writes a blog, without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Kyle Orton should already get thrown under the bus? Wrong, Woody Paige

    Woody Paige has painted a target on Kyle Orton's back.​You had to know it'd happen about now -- and that Woody Paige would be the instigator. When the Broncos were 6-0, Kyle Orton was the toast of the town -- or at least no one was referring to him as toast, as fans had been doing before the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Woody Paige knows his Les Paul

    Photo by Brett AmoleWoody Paige in the Denver Post newsroom circa 2005.​Yesterday, I expressed regret for the January blog headline "Good News, Woody Paige: Les Paul Isn't Dead Yet" in light of the fact that Paul, a pioneering guitarist and inventor, had just passed away at age 94. Then, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Excuse us for that last Les Paul headline

    The late Les Paul.​Back in January, Denver Post columnist Woody Paige wrote that New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul "plays basketball like Les Paul played guitar" -- a sentence that implied the elder Paul, an ax pioneer, inventor and namesake of a Gibson electric guitar beloved by a legion o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Rockies' lack of power becomes laughing matter

    Photo by Holly Harris The Bleacher Report piece "Colorado Rockies No. 1 In Denver Columnist's MLB Power Rankings" claims that the local ballers have sat Denver Post scribbler Woody Paige's roster all season, for reasons like these: "This team is showing a lot of determination this season," said Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Colorado connections to this year's Super Bowl: few and far between

    The worsening of the economy over the past seven or eight months hasn't changed Denver Post editor Greg Moore's opinion about the importance of sending staffers to personally witness the most major of sporting spectacles. In the May 2008 Message column "Olympics Travel a Hurdle for Local News Medi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Man's head explodes after reading Woody Paige

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- A 42-year-old man died on Sunday when his head exploded while trying to decipher a story by Denver Post sports columnist Woody Paige. Joseph Patrick, a computer programmer and father of two, was waiting for his grande skim vanilla latte in a crowded Starbucks here when h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    What the hell? Woody Paige makes sense in column questioning new Broncos defensive coordinator Mike Nolan

    In recent years, sports columns by the Denver Post's Woody Paige read as if he simply spewed out the first thing that came to mind as opposed to actually thinking about a subject before writing about it -- a technique he burnished during his several years as a fulltimer at ESPN. (For more about that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Good news, Woody Paige: Les Paul isn't dead yet

    It's always dangerous when sportswriters include music references in their columns. Such citations are typically moldy -- as, for instance, Rocky Mountain News staffer Bernie Lincicome's dopey mention of Loggins and Messina, who hailed from an era "when music was fun," he claimed in a December 7 pie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 7 edition

    Better late than never. Today in Backbeat Online: • Vintage Q&A with the late, great Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton. • Mile High Makeout: Coming home. • A review of the Fray at the Gothic Theatre. • Baji wants to announce your calls. • Femi Kuti cancels Boulder Theater show. Today in Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Does Woody Paige's Broncos victory prediction prove he's on crack?

    Woody Paige. In a September 28 scouting report that preceded Sunday's Denver Broncos-Kansas City Chiefs game, five Denver Post prognosticators, supplemented by Chiefs kicking legend Jan Stenerud, offered their predictions of the outcome. Predictably, only Stenerud foresaw a Chiefs victory. However ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Woody Paige's Recommended Move for the Nuggets Is to... Bring Back Dan Issel?

    Over the years, readers have grown accustomed to Denver Post sports columnist Woody Paige making no sense. At times, in fact, it's one of his charms. But the Wood Man's July 13 column was baffling even by his standards -- suggesting, as it did, that the first move the Denver Nuggets need to make is ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Olympics Travel a Hurdle for Local News Media

    When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    The Denver Post Invites Web Surfers to Visit Woody Paige's World

    The management at the Denver Post is clearly trying to get their moneys' worth out of sports columnist Woody Paige, who was lured back to the broadsheet after he relocated to the East Coast to appear on ESPN's Cold Pizza; the back story of his return is detailed in this November 2006 edition of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    The Denver Post's Woody Paige at His Most Gag-Inducing

    As longtime Denver Post readers know, there's good sentimental Woody Paige and there's bad sentimental Woody Paige. The former is epitomized by "Little Sis Model of Courage," a moving December 2006 eulogy for his sister, who had just died of cancer. And "Williams' Grave Needs Our Help," which appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    Three Pages Woody Would Rather Forget

    Denver Post sports columnist Woody Paige (pictured) loves the spotlight -- but he was undoubtedly less than jazzed by the attention he received on June 29, when articles appeared about him being named in a sexual-harassment suit filed by Rita Ragone, a onetime makeup artist for Cold Pizza, an ESPN c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Making the Post List

    As noted in this June 11 blog, Denver Post editor Greg Moore announced to his staff that sixteen people had decided to accept a buyout package offered to workers age fifty and older -- but he also conceded that these individuals had the right to change their mind prior to a June 15 deadline. In the ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 12/07/2006

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    More Messages: Tooning Out

    The People & Prime Time page of today's Rocky Mountain News features a blurb headlined "'FoxTrot' Cartoonist Ending Daily Strip." The copy references a press release revealing that Bill Amend, the creator of this popular (and actually entertaining) family comic strip, has decided to discontinue dail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    More Messages: Morning Woody

    The first pair of columns by the Denver Post's Woody Paige since his return from New York City, where he'd spent the past two years hamming it up on ESPN2's Cold Pizza, didn't brim with surprises. At various times, the pieces (which ran yesterday and today, respectively) were dopey, confusing and co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    More Messages: Studio Time

    This week's Message, which deals with the return to the city of Denver Post columnist Woody Paige, briefly mentions that the Woodman will tape episodes of the ESPN staple Around the Horn from a studio located in the paper's fancy new headquarters. However, there's more to the story of this facility ... More >>

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Knock on Woody

    Woody Paige said his return to the Post wasn't imminent shortly before conceding that it was -- but he swears he didn't lie. Honest.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2006

    More Messages: Turning Another Paige

    In early October, reports on assorted blogs declared that Woody Paige would soon be returning to the Denver Post, a paper he left a while back for a high-profile gig at ESPN. In this blog item, dated October 11, Paige dismissed these rumors, saying that although he had recently visited the Post and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    More Messages: Woody Rumors

    Yesterday, the Internet grapevine sprouted some particularly strange fruit involving Woody Paige, the veteran Denver Post sports columnist who put his print career on hold a couple of years back in order to ink with ESPN. A note on a website called declared that Paige "is retur ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    King Woody

    Woody Paige is in a New York state of mind.

  • Dining

    August 18, 2005

    Drunk of the Week

    Las Margaritas Uptown

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    July 15, 2004

    The Message

    Saint John

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    July 31, 2003

    The Message

    Woody Rises

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    A Dam in the Stream

    If Clear Channel can't afford Internet radio, who can?

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Cyber Slams

    A local college student is on a one-man mission to attack lousy radio.

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    Getting Racked

    A local magazine says the city's news-box rules kick publications where it hurts.

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Woody Goes Limp

    Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Watch the Fireworks!

    Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder as a public dispute goes pubic.

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Out With the Old

    A Boulder daily's cost-cutting measures begin with older workers.

  • News

    February 8, 2001


    Cabinet reject Linda Chavez is making the most of her public humiliation.

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    July 23, 1998
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    January 22, 1998

    City of Hype

    Great moments in Bronco history--and hysteria.

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    January 1, 1998
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